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Adaptive Workflows for Healthcare Information Systems

  • Kees van Hee
  • Helen Schonenberg
  • Alexander Serebrenik
  • Natalia Sidorova
  • Jan Martijn van der Werf
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4928)

Abstract

Current challenges in Healthcare Information Systems (HIS) include supplying patients with personalized medical information, creating means for efficient information flow between different healthcare providers in order to lower risks of medical errors and increase the quality of care. To address these challenges, the information about patient-related processes, such as currently executed medical protocols, should be made available for medical staff and patients. Existing HIS are mostly data-centered, and therefore cannot provide an adequate solution. To give processes a prominent role in HIS, we apply the adaptive workflow nets framework. This framework allows both healthcare providers and patients to get an insight into the past and current processes, but also foresee possible future developments. It also ensures quality and timing of data communication essential for efficient information flow.

Keywords

adaptive workflows EPR medical protocols Healthcare Information Systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kees van Hee
    • 1
  • Helen Schonenberg
    • 1
  • Alexander Serebrenik
    • 1
  • Natalia Sidorova
    • 1
  • Jan Martijn van der Werf
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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